Improving Government

Date: December 2008
Type: Reports
Series: Capacity Development Series
ISBN: 978-971-561-739-0 (print)


Capacity development is much more than just training or skills transfer. It is about effective institutions, a sound unpoliticized policy environment, accountability systems, effective relationships, and appropriate incentives. As noted in this study, capacity development should be firmly rooted in a country’s political economy.


  • Foreword
  • Introduction 
  • The Role of the State 
  • The Role of the Government 
  • The Role of the Civil Society 
  • The Pacific Choice